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Mederma vs. Retin A for Stretch Marks

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Mederma

OTC
/ 18,255 posts
Other Names: Scar Gel   Mederma For Kids

Retin A

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/ 85,864 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 18,255 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Mederma is a topical product used to improve scar appearance. It is a gel based on an onion extract and produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals of Frankfurt, Germany. Mederma's marketing claims it can make scars "softer, smoother, and less noticeable". Generic... Read more on Wikipedia
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'... Read more on Wikipedia
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Allergic Reaction to Mederma Scar gel
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What patients are saying about Mederma + Retin A + Stretch Marks

42 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
prescribed me retin-a now for my horrendous stretch marks...
...the mederma stretch mark cream for over a month and it definitely helped. My dermatologist prescribed me retin-a now for my horrendous stretch marks and it's...
mederma, retin A i also believe works for stretch marks...
you can use coca butter, mederma, retin A i also believe works for stretch marks, you'll need surgery to make any sort of positive change to your marks. and even after surgery...
about trying RETIN-A ...I tried to use MEDERMA but it made...
...to fade the quickest. I was thinking about trying RETIN-A ...I tried to use MEDERMA but it made my skin so itchy and I was miserable!!! ...pale scars?? vitamin E, retin-a, bio-oil, retin-a,...
on my hips from when I grew really tall and I put mederma...
...marks on my hips from when I grew really tall and I put mederma stretch mark ...prescription for Retin A, and you put it on the stretch marks when they...
is a prescription drug used to treat stretch marks. Retin-A...
mederma is a prescription drug used to treat stretch marks. Retin-A (a prescription acne cream) works well also. Emu oil and coccoa butter w/vitamin E are generally recommended for stuff to be...
descent source \"to prevent stretch marks you should keep...
...source \"to prevent stretch marks you should ...prevention moisterize your skin...mederma works in fading ...could get pricey\" and \"retin A cream...
goes away it will work. I use it for scars and stretch marks
...a will take care of it. Mederma is a milder version ...is completely healed before using the retin a. As long as you use it before the redness goes away it will work. I use it for scars and stre...
:/ But the bio-oil dramatically reduced my stretch marks...
...oil (smells similar to olive oil) and bio-oil (smells like fresh rosemary) I put those on and let them soak in then put Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion (doesn't smell) over it. I'm only 10 weeks s...
gets rid of stretch marks once they've faded and changed...
nothing gets rid of stretch marks once they've faded and changed ...a bit, can be helped by some creams like retin-a and mederma they fade with time but i doubt i'll live...
been using mederma for stretch marks. Its lightened them...
...been using mederma for stretch marks. Its lightened them a ...I Wonder if regular mederma would do just as ...just asked my dermatologist and she said retin-a may help b...
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